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Aug 4, 2009 6:17pm EDT
they can sell this stuff. >> reporter: abc 2 news found it sold online. but you can also find it in stores. signs are on the front door and store employees are ready to talk about it as undercover cameras watched and listened. >> can you explain it? it makes your body go to a different place. >> reporter: salvia is smoked or chewed for the high. and the instructions say it's a tool for self-discovery. but these store clerks warn that they had heard stories about bad trips. >> one time and was running down the block like running two blocks down the road. thought an that continue da anaconda was chasing him. >> reporter: including schizophrenia, flashbacks. but no federal laws regulate. this. >> it's just not something that comes to the attention of law enforcement very often. oftentimes and maybe the poison control center and hospitals that first hear about this. >> reporter: louisiana has banned salvia, and several other states have proposed laws to control the herb. but there is no law against using or possessing salvia here in maryland. some people are happy about that. >> it's a very me
ABC
Aug 1, 2009 6:30pm EDT
crisis may be easing. abc's john cochran reports. >> reporter: the bulls are loose on wall street. the dow closed with the best month in nearly seven years. the nasdaq hasn't had a jewel this good since 1997. >> you have to remember, you can get double digit returns when you are coming from such a low point, so the move is exceptional but it's in the face of double digit downward moves that we had prior. >> reporter: but could this still be a signal that the worst of the recession is over? the latest economic analysis from washington shows a 1% negative growth rate for the country, much less than was feared. many economists are now looking for growth in the second half of this year. though the forecast is for a slow and jobless recovery. >> we're probably in recovery. if we are it's post modern. it feels like a recession to most people. >> reporter: even as washington is preoccupied with passing a health care bill, president obama is giving signals he would be making more economic news in the near future. >> even as we rescued this economy, we must work to rebuild it stronger than
ABC
Aug 18, 2009 5:00pm EDT
at large right now. police have not identified them. roosevelt leftwich, abc 2 news. >> as you might imagine, this attack has outraged people across the city. the baltimore branch of the naacp is holding a news conference on this morning's attack. abc 2 news delia goncalves will have a live report on abc 2 news at 6. >>> at a time when many teenagers are preparing to return to the classroom, a 15- year-old edge wide boy is locked up in a jail cell after allegedly trying to murder his stepfather. tonight abc 2 news jeff hager has more on what may have sparked the latest incident of violence against a parent. >> instant photos, hamming it up with his sister, 15-year-old stan smith, junior looks like your average teen, not a kid capable of an adult-sized crime, attempted murder. >> i've known him for eight years. he is not the type of person. >> reporter: smith's friend jessica says stan may have stopped one day last month when he pick upped a baseball bat, approached his stepfather when he was working on the lawn, and proceeded to strike at least twice, breaking lonnie's hand in the pr
ABC
Aug 20, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. >>it sent him home in comfort to his family. it's just an outrage. reporter: abc 2 news. >>>police arrested two other suspects in the racially motivated beating of an elderly man earlier this week. 16-year-old zachary watson and 17-year-old emanuel miller were arrested in the beating of james privott. they used tips from the community to find these remaining suspects. lockner was arrested shortly after the beating and theft to the victim's suv. lockner is charged with a hate crime. the teens will not be though. >>they are being charged for assault. both of them are being charged with attempted first degree murder, and charges related to the theft of the vehicle. bail for lockner was denied. the teens will appear for their bail review tomorrow. >>>ten people were taken to the hospital for evaluation after a carbon monoxide incident at a baltimore county warehouse. it happened just before noon at the case mace packing warehouse on the yellow brick road in roseville. carbon monoxide likely bltd up from the propane fueled forklifts being operated inside. workers say they were feeling d
ABC
Aug 17, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. at the inner harbor, jeff hager, abc 2 news. >> critics say most of the proposed legislation, get tough measures fail in annapolis and committees dominated by public defenders and defense attorneys. and harbor place issued this statement statement. the safety and well-being of our shoppers, retailers and employees remain our top concern at harbor place and the gallery. the center continues to work closely with the baltimore city police department, and constantly evaluates our safety procedures. >>> we want your two cents. what do you think needs to be changed to make the inner harbor safer? to share your comments log on to anson 2 news.com and look on the right side of our home page. >>> police are searching for suspects in a deadly shooting, or stabbing rather in college park. it did not involve students. it happened just before 4:00 this morning at a 7-eleven in the 8900 block of rhode island avenue. terry joins us with details on what happened. >> reporter: marybeth, police got a call about two men lying in a parking lot. they were flown to a nearby hospital, where one of them died.
ABC
Aug 26, 2009 6:00pm EDT
help lead to his capture before he strikes again. in baltimore county, jeff hager, abc 2 news. >> anyone with information on the suspect's identity is asked to call the baltimore county police department at 410-307-46- 2020, or metro crimestoppers at 1-866-7-lock-up. >>> tributes continue to pour in tonight for senator ted kennedy. the last surviving brother of a political dynasty died at his home on cape cod after battling brain cancer. terry joins us now with reaction from local lawmakers. >> reporter: marybeth, president barack obama says an important chapter in the country's history has ended. many are hailing ted kennedy tonight as the greatest united states senator of our time. he is being remembered as a champion for the poor, senior citizens, and health care for all americans. and maryland senator barbara mikulski says senator kennedy was a fierce add for equality, who changed the world for the better. kennedy was 77 and served some 46 years. flags at the world trade center in downtown baltimore are at half-staff in memory of kennedy. >> making sure that this country i
ABC
Aug 31, 2009 5:00pm EDT
, abc 2 news. >>> maryland state police are looking into a kidnapping and assault case in harford county. the suspect a registered sex offender. troopers say just before midnight last night, they were called to the 7-eleven on abingdon road for an assault. they found a woman bruised and bleeding, apparently paul girard johnson, junior of bel air had that woman in his car and wouldn't let her out, threatening her with a knife near the 7-eleven. she tried to escape, but he grabbed her by her clothing, dragging alongside the car. he then apparently let her go. johnson has been taken into custody hand has been charged. >>> a registered sex offender is charged with visiting thurmont school without permission. most of the suspected violations by steve yingling were to drop off or pick up his son at lewis ton elementary. he pleaded guilty to second degree sex offense. >>> police need help tracking down two robbery suspects. a woman told police she was in her car to a drive-through atm when two men came up top her. it happened at the bank of america in severna park. one of the men displayed what
ABC
Aug 3, 2009 5:00pm EDT
and could face suspension, demotion, or termination. live in the studio, brian kuebler, abc 2 news. >>> it was another violate weekend in baltimore city. on saturday, a teenager was stabbed to death on north paca street. on sunday someone shot and killed an 18-year-old on allendale street. and a man was shot near the edgewood lyndhurst recreation center. someone walked into an auto store on saturday and shot a man in the back of the head. he is in critical condition tonight. there is no word on the suspect. today in west baltimore, a rally to help make our streets safer. >> realize that anger is a problem. and senseless anger is even worse. so what we are doing is saying that there is an alternative, and that alternative comes through god. >> the west baltimore coalition held the rally. a neighborhood vigil is planned for saturday. >>> police say they have arrested a suspect in a murder that happened last month. authorities say 30-year-old michael conum is accused of shooting and killing marcus sanchez. it happened in southeast baltimore. >>> a carbon monoxide leak at a baltimore
ABC
Aug 17, 2009 5:00pm EDT
. they think oh, baltimore is that bad. >> reporter: at the inner harbor, jeff hager, abc 2 news. >> and here is part of a statement sent out by harbor place. the safety and well-being of our shopper, retailers and employees remain our top concern at harbor place and the gallery. the center continues to work closely with the baltimore city police department, and constantly evaluate our safety procedures. >>> and coming up on abc 2 news at 6, we'll take a look at why some local leaders are tracing the violence at the inner hasher to a failure to get tough on gangs and guns in annapolis. and we want your two cents in your opinion. what needs to change to make the inner harbor safer there is always room for your two cents on abc2news.com. >>> one man is dead and another hospitalized after a stabbing in college park near the university of maryland campus. the incident did not involve students. it happened just before 4:00 this morning at a 7-eleven in the 8900 block of rhode island avenue. abc 2 news terry owens joins us with details. >> reporter: marybeth, when police arrived, they found two men
ABC
Aug 19, 2009 6:00pm EDT
county, jeff hager, abc 2 news. >> and if you have any information about the crash, you're asked to call baltimore county police at 410-307-2020. >>> community leaders respond to an alleged hate crime. the brutal beating of an elderly man. police say 28-year-old calvin lockner and at least two other white men beat 76-year-old james privett tuesday night. privett and his wife were fishing at fort armistead park in south baltimore. police say lockner and the others shouted racial slurs as they knocked privett to the ground and beat him with a bat. investigators say lockner's nickname is hitler, and that he bears tattoos linking him with white supremacist groups. today the mayor and other civic leaders condemned what happened. >> we all have to speak out and speak up, and say it is not acceptable in our community. and we must stand together in opposing this kind of act going on. >> the nickname of the individual that is in custody is hitler. so he glorified in that. and we cannot continue to glorify that. >> the victim remains hospitalized with injuries to his head and face. his wife was no
ABC
Aug 17, 2009 11:00pm EDT
>>> next on abc 2 news works for you: >> how not to pop the question. a local delegate is engaged, but his marriage proposal has opened up a police investigation. >>> i've been sleeping on my balcony. >> and some city seniors are heated. they haven't had air conditioning in days. what is the city doing to help? >> now abc 2 news, the latest at 11. >> first tonight, city police consider tightening security after a weekend shooting inside the light street pavilion. good evening. i'm marybeth marsden. the harbor generates millions of tourist dollars every year, money that is threatened by what police are calling gang violence. christian schaffer is live at the inner harbor tonight where so far it doesn't look like the shooting is keeping many people away. chris? >> reporter: busy night at the inner harbor. it's the middle of the summer travel season. the orioles had a home game tonight. but city officials say they simply can't afford many more incidents like the one that happened at the light street pavilion on saturday night. police believe the two victims were gang members, but the
ABC
Aug 28, 2009 6:00pm EDT
on with danny and what you can expect for the weekend coming up. >> and you can always log on the abc2news.com to see maryland's most powerful radar online any time. plus you get hourly forecasts and sign up to receive weather alerts. and we have tips to help keep you safe when the stormy weather hits. >>> a developing story tonight out of anne arundel county. authors make a startling and stomach-turning discovery inside an orchard beach home. 21 dogs found alive inside a house in the 7900 block of sea breeze drive near hilltop road, all in pretty bad shape after living in deplorable conditions with feces reportedly piled up a couple-feet high. one neighbor says she repeatedly contacted the county the take action, but she never got anywhere until she contacted the county executive earlier today. >> it's just awful that something like that happened to innocent animals. i mean, because the animals didn't ask to be put in this situation. it's awful. >> the county executive tells us the dogs were taken to the county's animal control shelter. they will be evaluated and hopefully once they're st
ABC
Aug 7, 2009 6:00pm EDT
don't know. >> reporter: in randallstown, jeff hager, abc 2 news. >> police are withholding the suspect's name, but they say she an 18-year-old baltimore man who is currently listed in serious condition at shock trauma. she expected to face charges, including manslaughter, reckless endangerment, and auto theft. >>> charges will not be filed in the deaths of two teenagers hit by a light rail train near lutherville last month. police say they finished their investigation, and they found no evidence that anything criminal happened. conner peterson and kyle wankmiller were walking on the tracks near the lutherville station when they were hit from behind. baltimore county police say they have no reason to believe the driver did anything wrong. >> you know, the driver said he didn't see them. there are some environmental issues that also took place in this investigation, such that detectives, you know, looked at -- the officers saw under the sunlight at that time of day, at that turn in the tracks and where those tracks were, exactly what the operator would have seen. >> police sa
ABC
Aug 28, 2009 6:49pm EDT
, instead. sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new york. >>> and when we come back, the public and private sides of ted kennedy. attack caused by a completely blocked artery, another heart attack could be lurking waiting to strike. a heart attack caused by a clot, one that could be fatal. but plavix helps save lives. plavix taken with other heart medicines, goes beyond what other heart medicines do alone, to provide greater protection against heart attack or stroke and even death by helping to keep blood platelets from sticking together and forming clots. ask your doctor about plavix, protection that helps save lives. if you have a stomach ulcer or other condition that causes bleeding you should not use plavix. taking plavix alone or with some other medicines including aspirin may increase bleeding risk, tell your doctor before planning surgery or taking aspirin or other medicines with plavix, especially if you've had a stroke. some medicines that are used to treat heartburn or stomach ulcers, like prilosec, may affect how plavix works, so tell your doctor if you are taking other medicines. if f
ABC
Aug 9, 2009 6:30pm EDT
>>> now, abc 2 news at 6:30. >>> welcome to summer in maryland. the heat is on high, so is the humidity. they have been reaching dangerous levels today. good evening, i'm cristian safe schaefer, it's been a long time since we have had a hoot like this and we're going to get plenty more, baltimore city has declared a code red heat alert that runs now through thursday, cheryl connor has more, live from federal hill in baltimore. >> good afternoon, it's that mix of heat and humidity that makes you want another shower even after a few minutes of stepping outside. but as you can see plenty of people are getting out and enjoying the park on this sunday afternoon. we have been out here for a few hours with them on federal hill. dog owners are making sure their pets stay hydrated because today, tomorrow and tuesday, baltimore city is opening cooling centers where people can get out of the oppressive heat. today's temperature was in the low 90s but it felt like 100. tomorrow will feel even hot terp. it is the longest stretch of heat we have seen this summer and here is how people
ABC
Aug 4, 2009 5:00pm EDT
's crimes against children unit. joce sterman, abc 2 news. >>> the final route of that controversial red line has been drawn and is now on its way to the feds. the 14-mile stretch of track will run from woodlawn on the west to johns hopkins and bayview on the east. but as brian kuebler joins us live to explain, not everyone sees this as progress. [ train whistle ] >> reporter: the red line fills a void governor martin o'malley says has been missing from baltimore for decades. >> we know that if we don't invest in mass transit, all of our roads are going to be too congested, and it's going to really harm our quality of life. >> reporter: from security square mall and the social security administration in woodlawn, under cooks lane, back up through the rest, back under downtown and back up again in canton and riding the street level rails to johns hopkins bayview. the red line will connect to marc stations, the existing light rail, and the metro to form what the governor calls a comprehensive mass transit map for charm city. on the west end, resident sheri woodley sees opportunity. >> i wo
ABC
Aug 5, 2009 11:00pm EDT
side. >>> next on abc 2 news works for you: >> the herb salvia. ocean city banned it. what about the rest of the state? >>> it turns out that marlin we saw being hoisted up live at 6 was a history-maker. >>> plus, a baltimore city bicyclist dies trying to share the road. how his loved ones are coping. >> now abc 2 news, the latest at 11. >> a desperate plea from the family of a bicyclist killed in baltimore city. good evening. i'm marybeth marsden. the accident happened yesterday morning on the corner of maryland avenue and west lafayette near penn station. that's where we find delia goncalves to tell us what happened, and what the family is saying. delia? >> reporter: tonight police are telling us the driver of the truck was driving south on maryland avenue when he made this right on west lafayette, striking jack yates. investigators believe his body may have been dragged. tonight his family is asking for your help to find this driver. on maryland avenue, less than a mile from his home. >> it hasn't been the same since. >> he was your life, yes, he was. >> reporter: 67-year-old
ABC
Aug 13, 2009 5:30pm EDT
. roosevelt leftwich, abc 2 news. >> they are beyond cute, aren't they? the vets say the dogs will grow to be about 40 pounds, and the rescue group will only take adoption applications on their website. we have a link at abc2news.com. just go to our home page and click on links. >>> dog owners in rising sun have new rules to stick to tonight. the new ordinance requires that unattended dogs be chained up or fenced in when outside. the ordinance also details nuisance behaviors like excessive barking and damage to other people's property. fines start at $50, and it takes effect september 1. >>> now for a look at tonight's top story. the h1n1 virus has killed a 6th person here in maryland. officials say the patient was an adult with underlying medical problems, and lived in the washington, d.c. suburbs. state health experts expect more flu-related deaths, and they're urging everyone to take advantage of seasonal and swine flu vaccinations when they become available. >>> we are now just about two hours away from kickoff in the ravens' first game of the preseason. don't expect to see much of
ABC
Aug 24, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. michael jackson was 50 years old. delia goncalves, abc 2 news. >> and we'll bring you the latest on the investigation into mack's death tonight at 11. and when we're not on the air you always log on the our website, abc2news.com for up-to- the-minute information. >>> students return to class at a number of public schools in maryland today. yet questions remain over how parents will protect them against the h1n1 virus. the trial continues but there at this point there is no available vac for the swine flu. how the state is preparing for worst. >> reporter: on the very day that many maryland students are returning to school, the state announced a 7th death tied to the h1n1 virus in a d.c. suburb. parents are growing anxious over the lack of information on how they're supposed to protect their children. >> absolutely nothing about it. that's why i'm waiting until school starts to find out about it. >> i don't know if they're going to do vaccines in the school or having all the children go to the local health department. >> reporter: trials on children began last week, but the timeta
ABC
Aug 25, 2009 5:00pm EDT
goes before the board of public works tomorrow. in annapolis, roosevelt leftwich, abc 2 news. >> in an effort to raise revenues, starting september 1st, the state will have a tax amnesty, allowing people who haven't already to pay up without heavy penalties and fines. it will run through the end of october. the last time the state did this, they were able to collect more than $40 million. >>> a robbery suspect is dead, shot by an anne arundel county police officer in the parking lot of a brooklyn park store. it happened last night at murph's lickers on richie highway. brian kuebler is here with more on the shooting and why the investigation continues tonight. >> reporter: well, marybeth, police say 47-year-old brian doukas was implicated in four robberies throughout anne arundel county. when officers confronted doukas in a liquor store parking lot, police say the suspect tried to run over an officer twice. the officer fired and struck doukas, killing him. doukas was implicated in four county robberies, most recently the tnc bank in crofton. it was a surveillance video that le
ABC
Aug 27, 2009 6:00pm EDT
, roosevelt leftwich, abc 2 news. >> if you would like more information about the howard county food bank, you can call them there is the number. it's 410-313-6440. >>> well, maryland's legislative leaders have announced a furlough plan to help cut costs. senate president mike miller and house speaker michael bush say legislative offices will close for five days around holiday weekends. also, there could be additional furlough days, up to 5, based on your sal rift about 633 maryland general assembly and department of legislative services employees are affected. the plan is expected to save just over a million dollars. >>> tropical storm danny continues churning out in the atlantic. and it's actually lost some power. danny's winds right now are down to 50 miles an hour. but the national hurricane center still is looking at danny turning northward, staying away from the united states, just brushing the outer banks of north carolina. basically, we will see some heavy surf out of it and some riptides, no no real dead-on effect from danny. the forecast, partly cloudy, humid. temperatures hang right
ABC
Aug 3, 2009 5:00pm EDT
and for the foreseeable future. reporting live, stephen tschida, abc 7 news. >> thank you, stephen, the cash for clunkers program is running on fumes tonight and it will be suspended if the senate doesn't prove $2 million in funding. people are taking advantage of the program while it lasts. we are live in alexandria with a tale of two dealerships. courtney. >> it's two different types of dealerships. one is like this one here in alexandria with clunker after clunker after clunker lined up stacked on top of each other. they are still making the rebate deals. there are others that are worrying they're giving the government a loan and in the end they're going to be left holding the bag. >> for this man, it's free money, money he couldn't pass up. >> i wasn't sure it was going to last beyond last week. >> so on friday, when he heard the department of transportation would suspend the cash for clunkers program, this week if more money wasn't allocated, he decided to trade in this 1993 chevy caprice using the $4,500 rebate. >> an older car, gets bad mileage. it's not my primary car, so it's like free money bec
ABC
Aug 3, 2009 6:30pm EDT
to a place you would never expect to hear it. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good evening. you get your car's engine tuned and you feel a new burst of energy. the government creates a cash for clunkers program and the whole auto industry feels a new burst of energy. the nation's automakers reported a burst of sales thanks in large part to the clunkers' trade-in program. ford sales up from a year ago, gm and chrysler saw increased sales as well compared to a year ago although they were still down. still overall good news for an industry who hasn't had much. david muir is at a ford dealer in new york. david. >>> charlie good evening. ford says sales are up, and having a hard time keeping cars on the lot. when is the last time we heard that? the cash for provide a miniboost. it turned out it was a boon for ford. for the first time in two years, sales were up year to year. 158,000 new cars and trucks rolled off car lots last month. in detroit, where the industry's pain has been felt the deepest, this couldn't have come at a better time. >> it's been really crowded. we've had customers waiti
ABC
Aug 4, 2009 6:00pm EDT
up next on abc 2 news at 6. >> now abc 2 news at 6. >> your neighborhood post office could be stamped out. good evening. i'm marybeth marsden. the postal service needs to downsize to save money, and they have come up with a long list of locations nationwide that are being considered. abc 2 news linda so tells us which post offices in our area could be affected. >> reporter: the post office used to be the place to go to send packages. and mail off letters. but now with the internet and e- mail, not as many people are doing it the old-fashioned way. and like any business, when sales are down, changes need to be made. >> customers aren't utilizing the postal service there is no need for us to actually be there. >> reporter: the postal service is considering coolidating or closing hundreds of post offices nationwide as a cost- cutting measure. the ones that could be closed in our area are the branches in the east point mall, south point station, franklin station, mount washington station, and towson towne center fireworks for some reason they will still maintain their zip code. they won't
ABC
Aug 21, 2009 5:30pm EDT
industry needs. remember, the deal is off monday night at 8. in owings mills, roosevelt leftwich, abc 2 knows. >>> the most frequently asked questions about that program, head it our website, abc2news.com. you can find the cash for clunkers story in the slide show. >>> tonight police in anne arundel county say this man robbed a convenience store in croft ton last thursday. he walked into the store armed with a long barrel revolver and demanded money. police say he was last seen walking toward route 50. if you've seen the suspect, you're asked to call metro crimestoppers. >>> now a look at tonight's top stories. word of a $29,000 ben us for the baltimore city schools chief is drawing fire from parents, teachers an union leaders. but tonight the chairman of the school board is defending the bonus. he says the money is for dr. alonso's imprufrments if the school system that occurred under his leadership. >>> it's no bail for the two taej charged in the racially motivated beating of a 76-year-old man. emanuel miller and zachary watson were arrested yesterday. 28-year-old calvin lockner is b
ABC
Aug 22, 2009 6:30pm EDT
. >>> hurricane bill is still causing trouble, though it has never come ashore. abc's stephanie sy has the details. >> reporter: the view from space shows the enormity of hurricane bill. >> have a large spread-out storm, and this is a nature of a lot of atlantic hurricanes. >> fortunately the center of the storm and most of its destructive power has remained offshore. bill passed off the coast of bermuda sending huge waves on to beaches and though residents suffered power outages and flooding, there were no casualties or major damage. >> came out this morning just to walk around, get some fresh air. we've got no electricity. >> though bill is expected to miss the u.s. mainland, beaches along the east coast began preparing for his side effects friday. many are closed to swimmers from new york's long island through new england. the high wavers are a favorite of sur experience. but the rip currents generated by hurricane are particularly dangerous. >> water and waves will be un-- even for strong swimmers. all the beaches on nan you can the and several beaches on the vein injured and outer cape are or
ABC
Aug 23, 2009 11:00pm EDT
your way, only at kmart and sears. >>> now, abc 2 news, the latest at 11:00. >>> we begin tonight with a developing story out of baltimore city. good evening, i'm cristian schaefer. a rookie linebacker who has been trying to make the ravens has been involved with an altercation tonight. he was taken to central booking. cheryl is there with the story. what are police saying about the incident? >> well cristian, we know that anthony fine was brought here to central booking around 6:30 tonight. they have charged the ravens linebacker with assaulting a police officer. anthony giambi said it was just before 7:00 this evening officers were asked to assist security at the inner harbor. they said they saw three men passing what appeared to be a fire arm at the johnny rocket. the report says sergeant bernardo to stand up and he refused. here, now, is what police say played out. >> one of the subjects resisted police, became belligerent, the sergeant approached him and asked him to stand again, he stood up and pushed the officer in the chest. he fell down, other officers restrained that gen
ABC
Aug 28, 2009 5:30pm EDT
to abc2news.com to track the storms from your own home. >>> also on the web, safety tips for driving in heavy rain, and how to prepare before the storm arrives. >>> well, it's friday, and for many that used to mean leaving the cooking to someone else. but in this tight economy, many people are cutting back. and area restaurants are starting to feel the pinch. abc 2 news cheryl conner tells us about one popular eatery that has been forced to close its doors. >> reporter: for 26 years, the brass elephant in baltimore's mount vernon neighborhood has offered guests a fine dining experience. now the glasses are empty and the seats are vacant because in recent weeks, business has been anything but fine. >> don't know what i'm going to do this weekend. i'm used to being here, you know, running around, you know. talking to some of my regular customers. >> reporter: general manager caliph max says the decision to close came sunday when there were no reservations or the the week ahead. 16 employees have lost their jobs, but they say the closure isn't surprising. >> i've known for quite some ti
ABC
Aug 29, 2009 6:00pm EDT
final rests place alongside brothers bobby and john. >> announcer: from abc news headquarters this is "world news." >>> good evening, i'm jim sciutto. so many times across the years, it was ted kennedy leading his family in a ritual of grief and farewell but today, they came to say good-bye to him, to celebrate his life as an era in american politics cable to an end. the senator is scheduled to be buried in a short time at arlington national cemetery close to the bodies of his brothers john and bobby. but it began in boston at a church filled with friends, three generations of friends and politicians, including politicians past and present. they celebrated kennedy as a tireless legislator. and as a father who never forgot a birthday who once gave his disabled son a simple and powerful gift of riding a sled. we begin in boston with abc's john berman. >> reporter: under a driving rain, under a cloud of sadness, the flag-draped casket carrying senator ted kennedy arrived at the basilica of our lady of perpetual help. at the kennedy family, the family he helped for years, knees, n
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Aug 10, 2009 5:00pm EDT
are prepared to shut off their mics. in towson, delia goncalves, abc 2 news. >> we'll have a crew there tonight, and tonight's town hall meet willing also be moderated. senator cardin tells us despite the rumors, they are not screening questions beforehand. >>> on the heels of these town hall meetings, some more chaotic than others, president obama will go to new hampshire this week where he will host a town hall meeting of his own, hoping to wipe out any of the rumors. abc 2 news at 5:30. coming up, hear about the new website that hopes to clear up the president's plan. >>> nationwide vaccine testing for the h1n1 virus got underway today at the university of maryland medical center. researchers started with 67 adults. abc 2 news kelly swoope is there. she joins us with details. kel? >> reporter: marybeth, they had to actually turn people away. today they began vaccinating healthy adults, 18 to 64 years old. and the data they collect will be closely monitored and analyzed. >> it's a viral infection of the upper representstary track. >> reporter: the doctor arms volunteers with the basics of the
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Aug 10, 2009 6:00pm EDT
of the pros and cons of the president's health care plan. christian schaffer, abc 2 news. >> pretty incredible to sow that many people out there in the heat. we caught up with senator cardin during a visit to baltimore's healthy start program he says there have been violent outbursts across the country. he is sure marylanders will keep their comments respectful. >> the vast majority of the people who want to attend town hall meetings, they want to get their points across and they want to get information. but there are a few who will try to disrupt it, and that's unfortunate because they take away from the rights of the majority. >> tonight's town hall will be moderated, and the senator says despite rumors, they will not be screening questions beforehand. >>> the first nationwide vaccine trials of the h1n1 virus got started today at the university of maryland school of medicine. a total of 400 adults and seniors will get the vaccination. abc 2 news kelly swoope was there today as the first volunteers went through. kelly? >> reporter: marybeth, 67 adults were scheduled to go through today. anoth
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Aug 18, 2009 11:00pm EDT
at new lower prices. >>> next on abc 2 news works for you: >> the suspect admitted that he does not like african americans. >> and that's what police say at the center of a vicious and hate-filled attack on an elderly baltimore city man. >>> plus, a strong storm system passes through, creating a ton of headaches and causing a lot of damage. >> now abc 2 news, the latest at 11. >> the storms that rolled through tonight packed a real punch. good evening. i'm marybeth marsden. trees were toppled. lightning may have sparked one fire. at the height of the storm, more than 16,000 were without power. even a little while ago, skies were lit up as lingering lightning was spotted in the night. terry owens has been tracking the storm damage throughout the area. he joins us with details. terry? >> reporter: marybeth, tonight's storm brought a tree down on a moving car. we talked to the driver who described his frightening ordeal. it appears baltimore county got the worst of it tonight. heavy rain and lightning downed trees, knocked out power, and nearly took out bud hamilton. >> just driving along,
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Aug 19, 2009 5:30pm EDT
>>> now abc 2 news at 5:30. >> and we begin tonight with weather. good evening, everybody. i'm terry owens. a thunderstorm warning is in effect right now for st. mary's county. chief meteorologist norm lewis is here with your first forecast. norm? >> thanks a lot. earlier this afternoon they had a tornado warning for st. mary's county, way down here in southern maryland that was in effect until 5:15. they have now extended the warning as a severe thunderstorm warning until 6:00. there is what the radar is looking like right now. very heavy thunderstorms continue to move through the area. now yesterday, of course, we had the heavy storms here in the baltimoreer. this evening they looked like they were over southern maryland and heading for the eastern shore. we'll have the complete forecast coming up in just a couple minutes. >> thanks, norm. >>> well, notebooks an pencils are on your back to school list. but what about a surgical mass income students are heading back class before the h1n1 vaccine is available, and that has some concerned. cheryl conner as more on what you sho
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Aug 25, 2009 6:00pm EDT
arundel county, brian kuebler, abc 2 news. >> and if you know anything than woman in the surveillance photo, you're urged to call metro crimestoppers at 1-866-7- lock-up. >>> a shooting this afternoon in northwest baltimore. a man was shot around 2:00 this afternoon at the corner of liberty heights avenue and garrison heights boulevard. the victim was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. investigators are checking to see if cameras in the area will eprovide them with any clues. >>> a u.s. park officer is out of the hospital after being hurt in a crash on the baltimore washington parkpay. it lapped on the southbound lanes between route 197 and the powder mill exit. the officer was standing on the shoulder of the road after pulling a car over future a traffic stop, when a pickup truck struck his patrol car. the officer was somehow pulled under his cruiser and pushed about 40 feet. the two drivers were also hurt, but they are expected to recover. >>> five years after a deadly water taxi accident at the inner harbor, the coast guard has released its final report on the acci
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Aug 26, 2009 5:00pm EDT
name someone to the senate seat. t.j. winick, abc 2 news reporting. now back to you. >> and joining us on the phone is our senior senator from maryland, senator barbara mikulski. senator, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us tonight. >> marybeth, this is a very sad day for our country. senator kennedy certainly was a champion for those who were left out, didn't have a voice, but also for the middle class. he was a big believer in expanding opportunity in education and health care, and was one of the founding fathers of medicare. so a great loss for our country. >> senator mikulski, you have worked side by side with senator kennedy for more than 20 years. what are some of your personal memories of him? >> first of all, what i so admired ted was his wit, his warmth, his jokes. you would appreciate that we always had friendly arguments. he was a -- he liked his lobsters and clams, i like my steamed crabs, and in fact, i even brought him to baltimore and we ate at one of our crab houses. and he had to admit we had a lot of delicacies. we also worked so hard on legislation. a
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Aug 26, 2009 5:30pm EDT
obama said of kennedy's passing, an important chapter in the country's history has ended. abc's lindsey davis has more on the outpouring of grief. >> reporter: history books also account for his political prowess. the condolence books are for the people he touched. >> i really can't even put into words what he -- what he has done for us. >> reporter: during his 46-year career in the senate, landmark legislation from civil rights to health care to education had his fingerprints all over it. >> ideas, and ideals are stamped on scores of laws and reflected in millions of lives. >> reporter: republicans orrin hatch and john mccain were among the first to extend their notes of sympathy to his family. >> so many of his foes embrace him. because they know he made them bigger. he made them more graceful. by the way in which he conducted himself. >> reporter: but his life was not without controversy. >> he has had his problems, but he also did a lot more good i guess than bad. >> reporter: in 1969, he drove his car off a bridge in chappaquiddick, killing campaign worker mary jo kopechne. analyst
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Aug 15, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news captiod byhe t national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> heyman in myanmar will be on his way home thanks to senator jim webb. we are live at his office. what can you tell us? >> we know that the senator had this scheduled trip and arrived on friday in myanmar hoping to talk to leaders. on a five-nation tour, jim webb got just what he wanted. he had unprecedented talks with leaders and he won the release of an american. on tuesday, johnheyett sentenced toea rs of hard labor for helping a democracy leader violate the terms of her house arrest. in a statement, the senator said, "i'm grateful to the government for honoring these requests and it is my hope that we can take advantage of these gestures as a way to begin laying a foundation of good will and confidence building in the future." >> it is a good thing. it will help raise awareness of the situation. it is getting the u.s. involved. >> webb is the first member of congress in more than a decade to visit the country. some people hope this release will let the u.s. focus mo
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Aug 4, 2009 11:00pm EDT
'm on your side. >>> now abc 2 news, the late e at 11. >> we're starting tonight with breaking news near pittsburgh. good evening. i'm marybeth marsden. a deadly shooting spree inside a pennsylvania health club. reports from the scene have four people dead, including the alleged shooter, and more than a dozen wounded. here is how it looked not long ago outside the l.a. fitness at a shopping center in bridgeville. that's right outside pittsburgh. some of the wounded are said to be in serious condition. they've been rushed to at least two area hospitals. a witness says she was in an exercise class when a man came in the backdoor and started shooting. she said she heard as many as 15 shots. we'll have more on the story as new details become available here on the air and online at abc2news.com. >>> and the other still developing story at this hour, two american journalists held by north korea on charges of spying, and then convicted and sentenced to seven years hard labor are on their way home tonight. laura ling and euna lee should be back in california some time tomorrow, and they both owe
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Aug 13, 2009 6:00pm EDT
fans. we're told $30 is the going rate for redskins fans. jeff hager, abc 2 news. >> thank you, jeff. >>> a terrible discovery in baltimore turns into a homicide investigation. a local business owner has died after being found bound by zip ties inside his canton vending business. constantine dino frank died after being taken off life support on tuesday. he was found facedown and bound july 29th in the vestibule of precision vending in canton. police say he managed to get one hand free, but apparently suffered a stroke during his struggle. >> the investigation revealed that there was some money taken out of a private safe of his that was located in an office. right now we have no suspects, no people of interest. but we are getting good intelligence from the family and from employees. >> frank's death is being jointly investigated by the homicide unit, and citywide robbery. he also owns pool halls and shopping centers in baltimore county. an autopsy is being performed. >>> a former band director at howard county high school has been sentenced for molesting a female student. robert john
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Aug 14, 2009 5:00pm EDT
, abc 2 news. >> police say once captured, the convicted thief will face new charges, including attempted first-degree murder, assault of a law enforcement officer, and escape. the deputy is in stable condition, undergoing tests at johns hopkins medical center. >>> now to the latest on the car crash involving olympic champion michael phelps. baltimore police say the other driver was at fault. they say a woman driving a honda ran a red light and crashed into phelps' cadillac escalade. it all happened at the intersection of biddle and calvert streets about 9:00 last night. phelps was not hurt, although the woman driving the other car was taken to the hospital as a precaution. police say alcohol was not a factor in that crash. >>> a former howard county postal clerk has pleaded guilty to a stamp theft scheme. prosecutors say it netted more than $600,000. many of those stolen stamps were sold online at discount prices. marvin foster of rosedale pleaded guilty in federal court for stealing the stamps between june of 2008 and march of this year. he faces up to five years in prison. se
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Aug 18, 2009 6:00pm EDT
say three white men walked up to them and beat the man while yelling racial slurs. police tell abc 2 news that the man was either hit with a baseball bat or a stick. his wife was not hurt. fishermen at the park tell us it is normally safe, but they make it a point not to be there at night. >> i never even see police. all i see is the boats coming by, you know, and the police helicopter sometimes. that's it. >> police say the suspects also stole the victims committee car without knowing that it has a lojack car theft police. lojack led them right to an avenue in south baltimore where it led to the arrest of 28-year- old calvin lockner. police say just last year he was arrested for allegedly beating his wife for, quoting here, associating with african americans. in his police interview, he admitted he does not like african americans, and that's what led police to classify this as a hate crime. two other suspects remain at large. police have not identified them. the baltimore branch of the naacp is holding a news conference to talk about the attack. we'll have a full report tonight on a
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Aug 26, 2009 6:30am EDT
for you. log on to abc2news.com/bbb. back to you. >>> you are just waking up this morning to this breaking news, that senator ted kennedy has died of brain cancer at the age of 77. he died at the kennedy compound in hyannisport, massachusetts, surrounded by friends and family. the kennedys released this statement about his death. >> "we've lost the irreplacable center of our family and joyous light in our lives, with the inspiration of his faith, optimism and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever. we thank everyone to gave him care and support over the last year and everyone who stood with him for so many years in this tireless march for progress towards justice, fairness and opportunity for all. he loved this country and devoted his life to serving it. he always believed that the best days were still ahead but it's hard to imagine any of them without him." >>> former first lady nancy reagan released this statement. the widow of president ronald reagan says "she's terribly saddened by senator kennedy's death. she said that despite the differences between her husband and democrat
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Aug 27, 2009 5:30pm EDT
on our website, abc2news.com. joce sterman, abc 2 news. >>> and now for a look at tonight's top stories. a corrections officer was shot to death in east baltimore. police say erica carr was found inside a car in the 1400 block of kenhill avenue early this morning. that's right next to fort worthing on the elementary school. carr was shot in the head and chest. police have no suspects, more a motive. carr was a correctional officer since 2004. she oversaw the city's central booking and intake center, the area where inmates are awaiting trial. >>> delegate jon cardin reimbursed baltimore city police $300 for his marriage proposal stunt that involved marine police and the city police helicopter. it happened back on august 7th at the inner harbor. during the 15-minute incident, police officers boarded a boat cardin and his fiancee were on with friends and pretended to search for contraband until cardin popped the question. a police spokesman says cardin's reimbursement was based on the hourly rate paid to the officers and the cost of helicopter fuel. >>> the motorcade carrying the body of s
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Aug 27, 2009 11:00pm EDT
>>> next on abc 2 news works for you: >> nearly 20 years ago, an 11- year-old girl was kidnapped. tonight, to the surprise of her family and investigators, she is alive. her amazing story. >>> i'm concerned about the people who would do this. >> and vandals hit a local church. why gangs could be to blame. >> now abc 2 news, the latest at 11. >>> but first at 11, homicide investigators are trying to piece together the events leading up to the shooting of a corrections officer in east baltimore. good evening, everybody. i'm terry owens. erica carr worked at the baltimore city detention center. christian schaffer is following this story tonight. chris, have police said whether her job might have had anything to do with the murder? >> reporter: yeah, terry, they have not said. at this point they don't have a motive for the crime. erica carr's body was found early this morning in east baltimore, several miles away from her home in middle river. the shooting happened just steps from fort worthing on the elementary school where classes resume next week. people living nearby say they hea
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Aug 5, 2009 6:30am EDT
on to abc2news.com/bbb. >>> 6:30. we remain on this story, outside of pittsburgh a man carrying a duffel bag walks into an all-woman's salsa class, turns out the lights and starts shooting. cheryl conner with what she's learned. >> reporter: the victims were dancing before finding themselves in the middle of a dark room where at least 50 gunshots were fired. by the time the gunman was finished four people were dead including himself, at least 10 others injured. the state police superintendent in allegheny county held a news conference this morning. he said the gunman used a gym bag to carry in two handguns. he swiped his membership card before walking into a latin dance class. sources telling local reporters one of the victims was the gunman's ex-girlfriend. she was shot in the thigh. >> he knew exactly where he was going and pulled the guns out and started shooting. >> i helped carry the one girl out. she got shot in her thigh and she kept saying she was going to die. yeah, it's crazy stuff. i can't believe it. i'm just in shock. i don't know what to think of it. >> reporter: one of the wou
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Aug 7, 2009 6:30am EDT
at an area hospital. sherrie johnson, abc 2 news. >>> and a chief of pediatrics of a hospital is in critical condition. his car ran into the back of a disabled tractor-trailer on route 50 near pitsville on wednesday. at last check, he's in critical condition. >>> you can call it a lesson taught the hard way. a man is still in critical condition after trying to swallow a plastic bag filled with heroin. when officers tried to stop hib. >>> police are telling us she have nabbed the man accused of robbing a woman at the mall. 24-year-old joshua stone is charged with robbing the woman in the parking lot at knife point. stone apparently took the purse and drove off in a pickup truck. >>> abc 2 news is working for you right now trying to keep you safe in your own backyard. brian keebler shows us now in this week's crime checker. brian? >> reporter: abc 2 is working to keep your community safe. each week, we're highlighting the most dangerous criminals in your neighborhood hoping to bring them to justice. this week, we're focused on two crimes. anne arundel county police say this man broke into t
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Aug 20, 2009 5:30pm EDT
learn the hard way. linda sew, abc news. >>the red cross is now assisting the families that were left homeless by the fire. >>>a hate crime update now. 17-year-old emanuel miller and 16-year-old zachary watson are charged as adults in the beating of 76-year-old james privott. according to charging documents they were with 28-year-old lockner but claim they did not participate in the beating on tuesday. lockner, a white supremacist was arrested after the beating. lockner was denied bail and the teens have a bail review scheduled for tomorrow. >>>families of the victims of the pan am 103 bombing are angered over the release of the only person ever convicted in the attack that killed 270 people. the former intelligence agent is dying of prostate cancer. authorities believe he has about three months to live. they granted him a compassionate release. president obama said today he believes the man should be placed under house arrested. a former baltimore city teacher will spend the next ten years in prison. the sentence will be followed by supervised release for life. timothy is a regi
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Aug 21, 2009 5:00pm EDT
, jeff hager, abc 2 news. >> dr. alonso was unavailable for comment and doesn't want this tube distrack. we want your two cents on this story. do you think dr. alonso should pay back his bonus? vote on the pole on our home page, abc2news.com. >>> bail denied for two teenagers charged with that racially motivated beating. they appeared for a bail review hearing this morning. they face charges, including attempted first degree murder and theft. the teens, along with 28-year-old calvin lockner were arrested for the beating of 67-year-old james prospective et privet t. >>> a 42-year-old maryland man is one to walk aaron from the plane crash this morning. they found the copilot and pilot from pennsylvania at a nearby bus stop badly burned. >> we were able to egress the airplane as it was consumed by fire. i was pleased to hear that they survived. you're concerned when you say somebody is transferred to the hospital with burns, you're obviously concerned but i am told that they are going to survive. >> the plane was carrying medical specimens for quest diagnostics when it krarnd. the pilot is
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Aug 11, 2009 5:00pm EDT
as the light of their lives. she passed away early this morning. abc 2 news lindsey davis takes a look at how the life of one woman could affect so many. >> reporter: it was important to this 15-year-old to write a condolence letter for a woman he never met. a woman who believed in him. >> dear mrs. shriver, thank you for starting special olympics. have a wonderful life in heaven. love, 15 years old, special olympian. >> reporter: eunice kennedy shriver earned a special place in millions of hearts when she founded the special olympics in 1968. >> as the mother of a special olympian, it's changed his life. >> reporter: she realized early on she didn't have to serve as president to carry on the family's tradition of public service. >> you have taught us what truly counts is the courageous spirit and the generous heart. >> reporter: a courageous spirit and generous heart is how she is being remembered. her work is now her legacy. the 88-year-old suffered a series of strokes in recent years and died at cape cod hospital early tuesday morning. >> my mother has been, you know, a key leader in the f
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